LEYTON BUZZARDS: The Punk Collection: CD

Some top notch tunes from almost forgotten first-wave English punk band that featured future members of the New Romantics. The sound is kinda Clashy in places, kinda proto-oi in others and sometimes I hear an ever-so-slight dash of early Police in there now and again, although that last bit may well be totally inside my head. Included are the classic “19 & Mad” single and assorted tracks from various releases throughout their brief existence. On the whole, this serves as a nice reminder of how good punk outside the “first division” of English bands could sometimes be. Recommended.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)